The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) differ depending on the intensity and area of the brain affected by the blow. After sustaining an injury, it’s not uncommon for patients to lose consciousness for a few minutes.
Unfortunately, these types of brain injuries often lead to more long-term issues. If your symptoms from cerebral trauma are severe enough that you can no longer work because of them, you might be eligible for long-term disability benefits.
The severity of your impairment is based not only on the diagnosis, but also on how long and often your brain injury symptoms affect you. Make sure your doctor writes down how their treatment and observations support the problems and limits described in your claim.